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Meaning of VACANCY

Pronunciation:  'veykuncee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"
  2. [n]  being unoccupied

VACANCY is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: emptiness, void
 See Also: emptiness, space



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Va"can*cy\, n.; pl. {Vacancies}. [Cf. F. vacance.]
1. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence,
   freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness;

         All dispositions to idleness or vacancy, even before
         they are habits, are dangerous.       --Sir H.

2. That which is vacant. Specifically:
   (a) Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.

             How is't with you, That you do bend your eye on
             vacancy?                          --Shak.
   (b) An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things;
       an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a
       vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences
       or thoughts.
   (c) Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of
       intermission; vacation.

             Time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given
             both to schools and universities. --Milton.

             No interim, not a minute's vacancy. --Shak.

             Those little vacancies from toil are sweet.
   (d) A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a
       vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.